The General Lafayette Inn & Brewery in Lafayette Hill is ceasing its restaurant and guest house operations effective immediately.
A sale has been pending for close to a year. During the continued sale negotiations, the current brewers will continue to operate the brewing facilities to produce craft beer for wholesale distribution. Once the buyer is able to complete the purchase, the current brewers will retain operating rights to the brewery and resume providing General Lafayette beer for on-site consumption via the Copper Crow Beer Company (Crow).
The Crow shall also begin wholesale production at an alternate site in North Wales, sometime in October.
"We're very excited," says owner Chris Leonard, clearly happy to get out of the restaurant business. "We just want to make beer."
I hear that Joseph Tonelli's of Tonelli's Takeout in Lafayette Hill is interested in buying the inn.